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Penn Medicine

Physician Assistant - Ortho

Healthcare

Orthopedics

No

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Summary:

The Physician Assistant will provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services for the musculoskeletal trauma and oncology service. Working as a practitioner of the health care team, they will take medical histories, examine patients, order and interpret laboratory tests and radiology studies and develop a diagnosis and treatment plan. They will coordinate care for their patients while working as a physician extender for the incoming chair of the department of Orthopedic Surgery. Must have at least 1 plus years of experience as a physician assistant.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct clinical care for patient population according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based practice standards in collaboration with team.
  • Maintains accurate and confidential medical records. Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatment, outcomes, education, referrals, and consultations consistent with organizational standards in electronic medical records.
  • Identifies self properly to the patient and family and clarifies the role of Physician Assistant if necessary.
  • The Physician Assistant shall function within their scope and refer to the supervising physician when outside of scope, and/or directed by the supervising physician, or when requested by the patient.
  • Performs interventions specific to assigned patient population and written agreement.
  • Participates in the performance improvement processes to meet quality of care and service standards.
  • Demonstrates awareness of professional responsibility as role model to peers and members of the health care team.
  • Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patient’s clinical status.
  • Addresses patient and family concerns and creates a therapeutic relationship to provide support.
  • Provide patient education, counseling, and instruction regarding patient diagnosis, medical treatments, medications, and preventive care.
  • Participates in and supports accreditation, compliance, and regulatory activities of the organization.
  • Participated in preceptorship of PA/NP students and other healthcare learners.
  • Identifies patient/family needs for community resources and refers appropriately.

Credentials:

  • National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistant (Required)
  • Physician Assistant (Required)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • for providers in the acute setting

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Master of Arts or Science (Required)
  • And 2+ years >2.5 years experience. The Physician Assistant must be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and approved by the medical board. Education Specialization: Physician Assistant

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.